A new global survey on the state of PMOs finds its role continues to evolve and mature in the business environment, but metrics are lacking to measure value and effectiveness. In addition, as the use of Agile has increased, PMOs are challenged with how to apply it.
A new benchmark study identifies the top five challenges for project managers and finds that they are all related to organizational issues, including managing benefits realization, planning strategically, championing and managing change, managing project risks, and communicating.
The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 has been introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives with support and influence from the Project Management Institute. The legislation seeks to improve program management practices and bolster workforce development in the U.S. government.